Survivors’ Tales lose mild on Regina’s trouble with sexual assault

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Demeray advised CBC the allegations had been “baseless and untrue.” He shortly just after stepped down from his role as the government director of the mental wellness advocacy organization Have an understanding of Us, which he started in 2011.

James Demeray. Photo by Bryan Schlosser /Regina Chief-Write-up

The accusations versus Demeray were just the commencing. Shortly after the tale was released, a new Instagram web site was created identified as Survivors’ Tales Regina. The web page was focused to sharing tales from survivors of sexual assault and harassment. It featured posts created by the survivors them selves, primarily anonymously, and integrated graphic descriptions of sexual abuse.

In lots of posts, the writer would contain the title of the alleged perpetrators. Numerous nearby firms had been named in the posts, which includes numerous in the cafe and tattooing industries.

In some situations, the posts led to public accusations towards notable persons inside of the Regina group, and a major management shakeup at one local nonprofit. In one particular of the posts, a human being who identified themselves as a previous personnel of a nearby youth serving company claimed they had experienced every day sexual harassment even though performing there.

In the responses of the put up, the non-financial gain Avenue Lifestyle Task (SCP) was pointed out. Dustin Browne, the government director of SCP, afterwards supplied a general public apology and stepped down from his role.

REGINA, SASK : April 24, 2019  -- Dustin Browne, left, executive director of Street Culture Project, speaks with other staff in the organization's office on Albert street during a meeting regarding how the organization will proceed after receiving $20,000 in government funding as part of the provincial Gang Violence Reduction Strategy. BRANDON HARDER/ Regina Leader-Post
Dustin Browne, a former government director of Road Society Venture. Image by BRANDON Harder /Regina Leader-Article

The repercussions at SCP did not conclude with Browne. SCP explained it acquired more allegations concerning a toxic office lifestyle, and on Aug. 5 the group declared that its CEO Kim Sutherland had been set on go away. His retirement was introduced on Sept. 25.